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Milligan Lake wildfire south of Fort Fraser now out of control

Hot, dry conditions and high winds have pushed another Prince George Fire Centre wildfire out of control.

The Milligan Lake wildfire, south of Fort Fraser was first discovered on Monday (May 15) and is believed to have been caused by lightning.

The fire is now sitting at 70 hectares in size. There are no evacuation orders or alerts associated with the fire.

There are still four wildfires of note burning in the Prince George Fire Centre, all in the Peace region near Fort St. John.

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The Donnie Creek wildfire has grown to 118,204 hectares large, seven helicopters are currently fighting the fire.

Stoddart Creek, outside Fort St. John, is now 26,638 hectares large and is still considered out of control. This fire is suspected to be human caused. 166 daytime firefighters and 48 nighttime firefighters are on the scene.

Nearby, the out of control Red Creek wildfire is 2,947 hectares large, and is also suspected to be man made. 48 firefighters are fighting this blaze.

The Cameron River wildfire is 385 hectares large, 75 firefighters are battling it.

16 helicopters, 41 pieces of heavy equipment and 143 structure protection personnel are attending all the North Peace fires.

You can get updated fire information here.

Winds blowing east are blowing smoke away from Prince George and west. You can see the smoke map here.

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